Communicating Sociology

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Everyone A Handy One

In March 2018, I purchased a Bosch 12 volt brushless impact driver. I must have harboured thoughts of busting it out to perform reparations and upgrades around the home then. It however laid dormant in my toolbox until just days ago when my mum purchased two sets of new wall mounts.

The task then was to replace our rusted mounts in the kitchen and inside the toilet that each held aluminium poles to hang clothes. The driver made little work of driving out the rusted screws and installing new ones. I could use a manual screwdriver. But hey, I had a cordless tool and I had to use it.

Looking back over the years, I replaced ceiling lights, rusty water pipes, shower heads, upgraded my computers and laptops, and performed general repairs and restoration. Knowing how to do these things sometimes came from pure observation on how things connected to one another. Other times, I turn to YouTube.

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A Future Of Automation

Automation and its effects have fascinated me ever since I came across the concept years ago. I saw gradual implementation of technology across the various sectors over the years. In the early 2010s, I worked as a Corporate Customer Service Executive for a local telco. 313@Somerset was a usual lunchtime haunt. One day, I spotted several touchscreen machines in a Yoshinoya outlet.

It was right there and then, I told myself that we would see touchscreen machines in fast food restaurant across the nation.

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Potential Site Downtime

It turns out, I will have to migrate my site. Please bear with me as I perform the migration on my own. It’ll be a fun learning experience at least.

On second thoughts, I’ve decided that I should not migrate. It turns out that I renewed my hosting plan with my current web host for a year, and I did so only last month. In the meantime, I have my work cut out for me in figuring out Docker with the LEMP stack with WordPress.

I will be migrating my site to a new webhost in the upcoming week or so. Please bear with me. My site might go down or posts go missing. Hopefully, the migration goes well and I don’t lose my posts.

Exposing The Essentials During A Global Pandemic

It’s been a while. The “Wuhan” virus, now known as Covid-19, or SARS-CoV-2 is now a global pandemic (“WHO Director-General’s opening remarks”, 2020). Some countries have closed their borders, limiting international travel, and ordered businesses to shut down.

While Singapore was one of the first countries to be struck by the virus, our response was swift. Contact tracing and temperature screening were the two strategies to track down Covid-19 suspects. Individuals received Leave of Absence, and Stay Home Notices. The message was clear: Stay Home.

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You Should Stop Saying These

A good part of living involves listening to people talk. It is however, not easy to speak well. Talking is communication, and it is a fundamental skill for everyone.

People who talk as fast as they think often say a lot of fluff words. They end up saying nothing worthy. So, here are some words and phrases you should stop uttering immediately:

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